Crazy in Love by Annabelle Costa Book Review

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Blurb:

They call her Crazy Anna.

Anna Flint won’t shake your hand. She collects tin cans. She cleans her cubicle at work with Lysol several times a day. But Anna doesn’t care that they call her crazy. She’s absolutely satisfied with her life of perfect organization, cleanliness, and most of all, solitude.

Matt Harper likes Anna Flint. He likes that she’s the smartest person he knows and he likes her big blue eyes. He doesn’t even mind her can collection. In fact, he pretty much likes everything about Anna. As his body and his world are falling apart, she still manages to make him happy.

Matt is the only person Anna has ever wanted to be close to. But how can she go on a date with him if the thought of dinner at a restaurant fills her with terror? How can she ever kiss the man she loves if she can’t even touch him?

BOOK REVIEW

Who hasn’t been Crazy in Love at some point in their lifetime? However, in this story, Anna is a whole lotta different with her can collection and obsessive tendencies, especially about germs that even had me wanting to get up and clean my entire house.

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Anna is a highly intelligent computer coder that has a successful career but due to her OCD she is unable to engage in any meaningful relationships, especially with the opposite sex.

Enter, Matt Harper….

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We are introduced to Matt as a healthy, strapping young gent that has his whole life ahead of him. He is also a computer coder and is Anna’s co-worker. Matt initially comes across as a bit of a player but does have some heart as he is very protective of Anna. Matt is having problems with his ankle and sees his medical doctor and his whole world is turned upside down.

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Overall, this book is an interesting look at the way society reacts to those with mental conditions and those who have a physical debilitating condition and the stigma related to both. This was a nice easy paced read for me which is exactly what I was looking for in a book, and please be sure to read the acknowledgements at the end of the book. 🙂

I give this book three out of four “SOCKS”. See rating system here. Crazy in Love is available for purchase on Amazon here.

One last note, I couldn’t end this review without mentioning Beyone’s song, Crazy in Love……..

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I received this book for free. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.

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I’m an average girl.
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Burning with desire for the one man who’s the shadow to her light, Erin gives in to Cash’s advances…even though she could be destroyed by the truth she’s afraid to disclose. Little does she know that there is also more than meets the eye to Cash and she might just get more than she bargained for.
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Parallel Lies by Georgia Rose New Release, Book Review and Giveaway!

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Parallel Lies

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Georgia Rose

My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…

Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.

Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.

Company… when she wants it.

It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.

Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.

But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.

And they never stay buried for ever.

Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.

Or her past.

Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.

Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?

You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.

Available for purchase here.

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BOOK REVIEW

I became familiar with the author of Paralegal Lies through her Grayson Trilogy: A Single Step, Before the Dawn, Thicker Than Water. So when I was given the opportunity to review her new book: Parallel Lies I jumped at the chance!

Without further ado, here is my review:

This book is involves the story of young woman, Madeleine “Maddy”, who lives in the small village of Hartleigh. I have never been to the UK but the author describes the surroundings so well that I feel like I was transported right into Maddy’s world.

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Maddy is a very independent woman that has a very unique job. While at work one day, Maddy is introduced to Daniel through her boss, Cubby. Her relationship with Daniel starts heating up after a night of some serious fireworks. Just when I thought Maddy had it all, her past comes back in the form of her ex-boyfriend, Tag.

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Tag turns Maddy’s world upside down with his master plan that is certain to destroy everything that she has worked to hard to obtain. But Maddy puts her own plan into action to finally break free from Tag forever.

The first half of the book was a little slow for me but I’m so glad that I kept reading as the second half of the book is action packed and full of twist and turns and I could not put it down!

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Overall, I loved how this book was so descriptively written and how the story slowly unfolds to the bigger picture. I also loved that Maddy is no victim and is clearly a strong character that does not need a man to come save her. She handles her business!

I gives this book four out of four “Reds”. See rating system here.

I do want to warn that the book contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.

About the Author 

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Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon.

Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre.

Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.

Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination!

Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.

Special thanks to the author, Georgia Rose, for allowing me to review this book in advance of its release. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.

My #BookReview of magical #Fantasy First Frost by @SarahAddisonAll #TuesdayBookBlog

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First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First Frost is book #2 in the magical fantasy, Waverley Sisters of Bascom novels. Set once again in North Carolina, this book takes place ten years later than book #1, Garden Spells. (read my review of book #1 here)

Claire Waverley’s catering business has now changed and she makes candy, which is believed to have magical properties. Demand has grown so much that she can no longer use her own garden flowers and she unhappily supplements them with commercially bought flavours and essences.

Claire’s sister, Sydney, now owns the hair salon in town and uses her own magical Waverley gift to create hairstyles that leave her customers feeling special. Her daughter, Bay, is now fifteen; she sets things in order and has a great eye for knowing where everything belongs. However, she’s currently suffering from the teenage anxiety…

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT The Corner Office by @KaterinaBaker #WomensFiction

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Today’s team review is from Chris she blogs here, http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com

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Chris has been reading The Corner Office by Katerina Baker

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My Review:

Competition, office politics, tough choices, and unexpected romance in one fast-flowing and easy-to-read novel.

Tara Johnson is on the brink of promotion. The only man standing in her way, in her quest to become MD in the Fortune 500 company she joined as a young graduate, is Richard Boyd, her sharp, charming, and incredibly irritating nemesis for fifteen years. When her long-shelved love life is unexpectedly ignited by sexy Aidan, her subordinate at work, Tara’s secrets start affecting her work. And when Aidan starts to spiral out of control and Richard finds out about their relationship, things really start to get interesting…

With touches of suspense, ladles of romance, and layers of important themes, including the sometimes competing ideals of ambition and work-life balance, this is a fun…

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